Library Advisory Commission

The City Clerk’s Office is continuously accepting applications for all Boards and Commissions. Apply for the Library Advisory Commission by visiting our Board and Commissions Recruitment page.

The purpose of the Library Advisory Commission is to advise the City Council on matters relating to the Palo Alto City Library, excluding daily administrative operations. Its duties are:

The purpose of the Library Advisory Commission is to advise the City Council on matters relating to the Palo Alto City Library, excluding daily administrative operations. Its duties are:

  • to advise the City Council on planning and policy matters;
  • to review state legislative proposals that may affect the operation of the library;
  • to review the City Manager's proposed budget for capital improvements and operations relating to the library and forward comments to one or more applicable committees of the City Council;
  • to provide advice upon such other matters as the City Council may from time to time assign;
  • to receive community input concerning the library; and
  • to review and comment on fund-raising efforts on behalf of the library.

The Commission is a five member body appointed by the City Council. Terms of Commissioners are for three years, See Palo Alto Municipal Code Chapters 2.16 and 2.24. In order to be notified of vacancies and appointment procedures, you may contact the City Clerk's Office at 329-2571.

Meetings are held bi-monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at 250 Hamilton Avenue. Please check the Schedule of City Meetings for exact dates, times and location.

To communicate with the Library Advisory Commission members, write to: Library Advisory Commission, P.O. Box 10250, Palo Alto, CA 94303 or send an email to: Library.Commission@CityofPaloAlto.org

Chair: Doug Hagan
Vice Chair: Bob Moss
Staff Liaison: Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne 650-329-2403
Council Liaison: Council Member Karen Holman

Sheena Chin CHIN, Sheena
329-2516
Term Expires: 5/31/2019
Biography
Doug Hagan HAGAN, Doug
650-326-2367
Term Expires: 5/31/2020
Biography
"Bob Moss" MOSS, Bob
650-493-2178
Term Expires: 5/31/2019
Biography
  MURPHY, Amy
Term Expires: 5/31/2020
Biography
Brigham Wilson WILSON, Brigham
763-350-3591
Term Expires: 5/31/2020
Biography

Current Committee Meeting Videos

2018
 October 25, 2018 Agenda and Packet  Minutes Video Presentation
 August 23, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video  
 June 28, 2018 Cancelled      
 April 26, 2018  Agenda and Packet  Minutes  Video   Presentation
February 22, 2018 Agenda and Packet  Minutes Video   
2017
December 13, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
October 26, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
August 24, 2017  Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
June 29, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
April 27, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
February 23, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
January 26, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
Past Agendas and Minutes